Places in Nurseries for 3 to 5 year olds and 2 year olds
In Scotland, all children aged 3 to 5 year olds are entitled to to up to 1140 hours per year of funded ELC.
Please refer to attached documents for further information:
- Parent Guide: Parent Guide to ELC 2022/2023
- Parent Pack: Parent Pack 2022-2023
who do not live in Glasgow can also access their funded ELC entitlement under the Council’s cross-boundary agreements with our neighbouring local authorities (East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde) The local authority you live in will need to approve your funded place.
If you live in a local authority area which is not part of our cross-boundary agreement, you should ask them about taking up a place in Glasgow.
More information refer to attached documents for cross-boundary funding:
- West Partnership Parents Leaflet 2022-2023: West Partnership Parents Leaflet 2022-2023
Places are for up to 30 hours per week (1140 hours term time) and are across all of the nurseries in Glasgow. These hours can be offered in a wide variety of patterns to suit the needs of families.
If your child is offered a full day place, you can access a maximum of funded 10 hours per day / 30 funded hours per week term time (38 weeks) and 22.8 hours non term time (50 weeks) throughout the academic year.
In Glasgow, children become eligible for funding in Glasgow City Council Nurseries and Partner Nurseries as follows:
Places for Children aged 3 and 4 years
Glasgow City Council Nurseries:
from the first Monday after child's 3rd birthday.
Glasgow City Council Partner Nurseries:
Glasgow City Council resident children: Day after 3rd birthday.
Out with Glasgow City Council resident children: from the 1st Monday of following MONTH after the childs 3rd birthday. Please refer to attached West Partnership Inter Authority Parent Guide 2022/2023
Places for Children under 3
There is no entitlement to nursery places for children under 3, other than for those 2 year olds who meet the criteria set out in the Children & Young People’s Act 2014.
Glasgow City Council provides a high number of nursery places for children under 3 but these are popular and a priority criteria is used to allocate the places.
Most private nurseries and some voluntary sector groups also provide places for children under 3. Parents/carers should contact private nurseries / voluntary sector groups for further information in respect of Eligible 2 funded places.